Pen testing with single board computers

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Lizardb0y talks do-it-yourself penetration testing with Raspberry Pi and Beagle Boards.

View larger image View larger image View larger image

See all pictures here »

Andrew 'Lizardb0y' Stephen has been tinkering with ARM-based single board computers for years. In this talk given at Kiwicon 6, Stephen details how to build your own drop box, a small device that can assist with penetration tests.

He says off the shelf products like the Pwn Plug can be expensive and others like the wifi Pineapple had limited capabilities. But perhaps his foremost motivation for building drop box was for the enjoyment of the craft.

Kiwicon 6 coverage

An inconspicuous  do-it-yourself penetration testing unit could be built for less than $100 with a Raspberry Pi, 3G adapter and a quality SD card.

He recommended using the Pwn Pi drop box distribution which included a "phenomenal" stack of 181 penetration testing tools like network mapping, vulnerability assessment and VoIP analysis.

Stephen's deck was available on his website (pdf). He also maintained the Vintage 8-Bit Museum which was home to more than 170 old computers and game consoles.

 

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


 
 
 
Top Stories
Turnbull introduces data retention legislation
Still no definition of metadata to be stored.
 
Images: the next frontier in data analytics?
Barclay’s global data chief says we’re still at the starting line.
 
Crime Commission prepares core systems overhaul
Will replace 30 year-old national criminal database.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  27%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  13%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  21%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  14%
 
Software development
  26%
TOTAL VOTES: 415

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  55%
 
No
  45%
TOTAL VOTES: 195

Vote